Samsung Galaxy Note 8 tipped to be announced on August 23

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is expected to release sooner than expected in order to compete with Apple iPhone 8

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Highlights

    • Samsung Galaxy Note 8 could launch on August 23
    • Early launch is expected due to slow Galaxy S8 sale
    • The Note 8 is said to feature an edge-to-edge display

     

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is said to be announced globally next month. Reports indicate the company’s upcoming flagship Note phablet could become official as soon as August 23. Meanwhile, a new report has appeared citing a Samsung executive who allegedly confirmed the launch event to take place in August without mentioning any specific timeline. It is no longer a secret that Samsung has plans to polish up the Note line with a new device. Samsung mobile chief DJ Koh had confirmed earlier this year that they will be making a new, safer Galaxy Note device.

Image: Samsung Galaxy Note 7
Image: Samsung Galaxy Note 7

Samsung could announce Galaxy Note 8 sooner than expected in order to compete with the next Apple iPhone 8, which is expected in September. Another reason could be Samsung Galaxy S8. The report has it that Galaxy S8 is falling behind its predecessor in terms of sale as Samsung managed to sell 9.8 million handsets in the first two months, which is 20 percent less than last year. These could be some of the prominent reasons why Samsung Galaxy Note 8 could opt for an early launch. Samsung is yet to confirm any development, though.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is expected with an edge-to-edge display and Exynos 8895 or Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC (depending on the region). The device is said to pack a 3,000mAh battery under the hood, which is less than its predecessors. Last year, Samsung rushed the launch of the Galaxy Note 7 to beat Apple iPhone 7, leading to the whole Note 7 batteries catching fire fiasco. The Korean technology giant took a major hit not only in terms of financials but also its credibility. If reports are true and Samsung is once again trying to beat the upcoming Apple iPhone to market, we can only hope that Samsung makes sure that every single Note device rolling out of the factory is 100 percent flawless.